There is a signpost near Lake Kerkini that says ‘Bulgaria’. We had intended to take that road, up over the mountains (where, apparently, you can see rollers by the border) through spectacular scenery. Rainstorms were, however, predicted. And predicted to continue for most of the week.
We changed our plans and headed back to the coast. We decided to get as far as we could before the rain hit, hopefully up as far as Tychero. And we made it. We were running just ahead of storm clouds most of the way but we managed to catch nothing worse than the edge of the storm.
Tychero is a small town, or maybe a village. It has a lake and wildlife. It also has a lot of bars and cafes and one or two restaurants. We got a lovely room in a very pleasant hotel with a view out over the lake (yes, we were warned to take precautions against mosquitoes).
Tychero is a mere 30 Km from the Turkish border so, next morning, we followed the road sign to Turkey and started the journey home.